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Tutorial - Coloring Digis in Photoshop

Hi I'm back with a tutorial for you.  I was asked how I colored my D2D digi, Bullfrogs n' Butterflies using Photoshop, so I thought I'd create a tutorial.  ( you'll see it's kinda long, but I think pretty thorough for those who need to SEE how to do each step )  *Ü*  I used PS 7.0 so it's an older version, however if your buttons look different, I'm sure you can figure out something similar. Remember, you can click these pics to enlarge to full size. TUTORIAL - How to color digis in Photoshop **IMPORTANT** This works for any images that have lines that are totally connected.  Some digis have disconnected lines for the outline and that takes an extra step or two.  I will try to cover those in another tutorial later on.  So be sure to pick a digi in .PNG FORMAT with solid, connected lines such as this Bullfrogs n’ Butterflies set from D2D!   1)  Open your digi in Photoshop 2)  Right click on the only layer* there “Layer 0” and you can rename the laye

Sweet Landing Stand Up Card

Today, the McMahon Five Design girls would like to wish our DT sister, SHELLY a very happy birthday!!  Many birthday blessings are wished for you today and all year long.  We’re so blessed to have you on our team at M5D!   Here’s a stand-up card made with M5D’s “ Sweet Landing ” digi stamp. These are fun to make and they fold up flat for mailing! =)

Coloring a Redhead Marci with Copics

Hi & happy Wednesday!!    Today's card features Fancy Marci from La-La Land Crafts.  She’s available as a digi on the blog , or in rubber in the store.   I don't think I've ever attempted to color red hair before, but I am liking these results! I didn’t follow any tutorials, I just kinda started blindly with some colors I had and it actually turned out  =)  Love it when that happens!  LOL.  I started with Copic #YR24 (Pale Sepia) and colored all her hair.  Then went over most of that, making streaks in the widest parts on the sides with #E08 (brown), which is really more of a rusty, reddish brown.  Then coloring her “part” at the top and the parts close to the ponytail holders using #E25 (Caribe Cocoa) and then smaller sections on top of that brown with #E29 (Burnt Umber).  Then I took the #E08 (brown) again to blend the darker colors into the lighter.  Then to finish off, I took the #YR24(Pale Sepia) and went over the lightest (widest) sections again. Anywhoo… sorry

Bunny Marci Easter Basket

Don’tcha just LOVE digis??  Of course I love my rubber stamps as well, in fact, when I first learned how to “mask” using stamps I thought it was soo cool!  Still is, but now that I’m getting more experienced with digis, I am finding how FUN it is to mix and match digis.  Easy to do using a program like Paint.Net or Photoshop because you can erase what you don’t want and layer the things you DO!  So I started with the bunny head from the Critter Tops set (Doodle Pantry) and cropped the ears off him and then layered them onto this Sitting Marci ( La-La Land Crafts), see below:  This cute basket is so easy to make too!  I’ve created a li’l tutorial for you, but I give credit to the original idea from the very talented Dawn Burnsworth   =)  I started with a 9x9” square of designer paper, although you can make it with a 6x6” as well.  You can use cardstock or cardstock-weight designer paper (best).  You split the square into 3rds, so for a 9x9” you would score every 3” on both sides, e

Spring Hat and a Cuddly Bear

Today is New Release day at Doodle Pantry , and we have some FUN and pretty Spring themed sets for you!!  For my card I used the newly released Spring Hat   and thought it would be pretty cute on this Cuddly Bear .  This would work well for a Mother’s Day card… or just a sweet HELLO or other.  Pop on over to the Doodle Pantry Blog to see all the NEW RELEASES today and enter to get your free digi paper pack! *Update:  this shop has since closed.  Archiving my card here for inspiration.  Happy Inking!

Delightful Easter Sunrise Freebie

Easter season is upon us, and since it's a little later than usual this year you have more time to create Easter projects right??  *Ü* Here is a gorgeous digi you can get for FREE if you click through and become a fan of our Designed 2 Delight Facebook page !    I colored this with Copics and layered onto Cherry Wood paper , and sewed zigzag onto the summer sun layer.  My DP is from the Green at Heart collection by Basic Grey, and the flowers are from McMahon Five Designs (shop closed).   Bee creative... Ink Something!

Lonely Without You - My Favorite Things

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by today ♥  I got inky with this cute li'l girl from the Pure Innocence line at My Favorite Things  along with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch .  I know that my girls always miss their school friends so much during the summer, so this card will be for one of them to send to their friends.  Have a great day and hope you get time to 'Ink Something'! ☺

A Delightful Spotty Dotty Saturday Challenge

Every Saturday there’s a new card challenge at the D2D Card-Ideas Blog !!  This week’s theme is SPOTTY DOTTY… show us spots and dots in your papers, ribbons, or even just by using this FREE digi Dotty Watering Can   available to everyone right now on the D2D Blog.  Every week one player will WIN a free digi of their choice from the Designed 2 Delight Shop !!  All who played in the progressive challenge last week was emailed the “ bells & whistles ” with this freebie (a couple different versions of this freebie along with some sentiments) , so be sure to play along each week for some fab FREE digis, often with extra incentives ;)  Everyone who plays, wins!!      I also used my daughter’s newest sketch at Sketches by Carly ! Her 2-week sketch challenge just started and is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry !   One sketchy player will win $10 in free digis! So there’s 3 challenges for you and 3 chances to WIN free digis!!    D2D progressive Freebie Card-Ideas Spotty Dotty Challen